Ben Hanks

United States

Service Area: Campus Ambassadors

Ministry Focus

Ben was appointed to work as an affiliate with Campus Ambassadors in the Pacific Northwest in 2018.  He was highly involved in campus ministry during his two years at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.  After graduation, Ben felt led to go back to work on campuses in Salem because of their need for God-focused Christians on campus.  As an affiliate minister, Ben hopes to meet with students one on one and focus his efforts on supporting the local campus directors.  Ben got started in ministry in 2016, bringing food to homeless people under the local bridges with the intent to show God’s love and share the gospel message of salvation.  He now operates a homeless ministry in partnership with his local church, providing meals, showers, laundry, and emotional support on a weekly basis.

Faith Story

Ben was born in Redding, California, and grew up in the small mountain community of Shingletown.  His parents were church-going Christians and he asked Jesus to live in his heart when he was a young child.  Ben experienced a downward spiral that progressed from family struggles, to time spent in the U.S. Army living as far from God as possible, and eventually life in the streets.  After he rediscovered the healing power and salvation of God’s truth through the grace of Jesus Christ, he dedicated his life to sharing this news with others.

Family

Ben is engaged to be married to Ami Boucher, whom he met through Campus Ambassadors. Ami is in her second year working with Campus Ambassadors.

Education

  • A.S. Social Science from Shasta Jr. College, Redding, CA
  • B.A. Psychology from Willamette University, Salem, Oregon